Big Brother 2017 housemates bicker over benefits and 'the Welfare State'

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There's a bicker over benefits on tonight's Big Brother 2017.

Yesterday People’s Housemate Tom, split the housemates into citizens: Kieran, Mandy, Joe, Kayleigh, Imran, Ellie, Deborah who are waking up to comfort in Rose Cottage and exiles who are waking up in dingy Thorn Cottage: Chanelle, Arthur, Charlotte, Lotan, Rebecca, Raph, Hannah, Sukhvinder


In tonight's show, for a task, the citizens and exiles compete in a head to head game.

Big Brother asks pairs from each team which salacious headline they think represents which housemate on the opposing side.

Imran’s correct headline is ‘benefits backlash’, he explains, “As you know, I was married at a young age and have been working my ass off. I’m sick of people making excuses. I’ve had to travel all over the country to find work. Get up off your ass and find some work!”

Following the task, in the bathroom, Arthur and Imran get into a disagreement.

Arthur tells Imran; “My view on benefits is that you should take whatever you can. At the end of the day, if you got it you’ve got to flaunt it. There’s a system so play it.”

Imran disagrees; “How can we progress if we just think about ourselves? We have to help each other.”


Arthur thinks ‘it’s jealousy’. Imran says; “It’s not about jealousy, it’s humanity. You think it’s OK to exploit the Welfare State? I disagree with that.”

Big Brother 2017 airs tonight at 10PM on Channel 5.

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